How to Get Through Life’s Storms
by Melodie Haas
Welcome to the new year and New Decade, but there is a big debate going on whether it is a New Decade or not! I say it is!
I have a confession to make. I never make new year resolutions! I stopped when I was a teenager. I feel it was too much pressure when I would fail, and then my self-esteem suffers.
I’ve been sick for so long, and the Fibromyalgia I have makes it hard just to get through the day—never mind making goals or resolutions! Also, Huntington’s symptoms, according to the doctors, have started. I was shocked last year when I was told the symptoms were Huntington’s.
I moved back to Oklahoma City this past summer, and there was challenge after challenge right until after Christmas. The house I bought needed new sewer plumbing. I also had to have another tooth pulled. I had some sinus problems on that side, and I think that added to the pain. The pain was pretty incredible.
Jesus is guiding me and you through each storm. “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18 NIV
To be honest, it is really hard to keep trusting God through every storm. Sometimes I just want to give up. Not sleeping well does not help me fight off the feeling of wanting to just give up. I just have to keep turning to him and take it one day at a time.
I do find encouragement from people on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Just at the time, I am about to lose my mind—there will be a word to keep me going.
Also, music has always reached deep inside my heart. If I’m driving somewhere, I will put the radio on and listen to KLOVE or another Christian station.
I also find encouragement through movies or tv—not necessarily always Christian programming either. God uses everything around me and you to get us through life’s storms.
What do you use to get through storms of life?
About the Author
Melodie Haas is a retired Veteran who loves Jesus. She is attending Liberty University online MAIS.
She writes a blog about finding savings or hacks.
You can read Melodie’s “Hacking Life” on the 2nd Friday each month here at Mustard Seed Sentinel.